Aroma: Dark fruit, fresh herbs and earthy notes
Tasting notes: Savory and dark fruit with velvety tannins. Black currant, smooth vanilla, fresh herbs and earthy notes of forest floor. Finishes with a touch of smoke and a hint of spice.
Tannin: Medium - Velvety
Ideal drinking temperature: Enjoy lightly chilled. Below room temperature is ideal.
Grapes: Surely chose a blend of premium, locally-sourced Cabernet Sauvignon & Petite Sirah. Cabernet Sauvignon was chosen for its fresh dark fruit character and Petite Sirah for its bold tannins and spicy finish.
Oak character: Surely added a blend of French and American Oak to smooth out the tannins and deliver a velvety vanilla flavor.
Earthiness & smoke: Feeling that they needed more body, they incorporated a tea blend to round out the mouthfeel. Puerh Tea, a fermented tea, was specifically used to add a layer of “earthiness” and Lapsang Souchong was chosen to compliment the spice of the Petite Sirah as well as bring a lightly smokey note to the wine.
Balance: The addition of premium cocoa mostly interplays with the wine and the oak to provide balance.